First ATM with face recognition system in china

ATMs have until recently been issuing money only after entering a PIN. For some time already in use are much more modern machines with a biometric system that recognize the customer after a fingerprint. China still has more advanced technology and started to operate there the world’s first machine that recognizes the customer on the face.

The new type of cash dispenser was developed jointly by engineers from Tsinghua University and technology company Tzekwan. For now, only a demonstration unit is available, presenting the capabilities of the new system. But Tzekwan promises that commercial versions will be coming soon.

The customer arriving at the cash dispenser is observed by a camera placed above the screen that scans his or her face and compares it to the image stored in memory. The system compares the biological characteristics of the user, such as the distance between the eyes, nose and mouth, and determines whether he or she is the legitimate owner of the account. Importantly, glasses and other hairstyles do not affect readability.

However, we do not know how data will be collected, ie facial images, but this may require consent for facial scans when setting up a bank account.

Uppleva! Here is a TV with IKEI

Although IKEA stores are mostly associated with furniture, you can find hundreds of other things, such as hot dogs that cost a penny. The company will soon expand its range of products with a completely new industry, this time closely related to the interior design. IKEA will start selling TVs, but very original, not available in any other store.

The product called “Uppleva” (meaning Swedish in “experience”) can be called both a piece of furniture and a TV. It is nothing but Smart TV integrated with a table that can be incorporated into the living room furniture.

The chest of drawers holds the Blu-ray player, but also provides room for a second device, such as a cable TV decoder or receiver. There are also two satellite speakers inside, and the subwoofer is a separate module and can be set anywhere. Because there is wireless, there will be no mess in the room. It should be noted that the Uppleva was created just to eliminate the tangle of cables surrounding almost any non-integrated home theater. In addition, all functions of the TV and Blu-ray player are handled with just one remote control.

The receiver itself will have a set of audio inputs and outputs, and allow you to connect various external devices. On the side panel there will be four HDMI ports, two USB, and an iPod connector. For wireless connectivity will be a Wi-Fi module, but also a traditional radio (FM) receiver.The display will have a Full HD resolution (1080p) and a size of at least 24 “. For now it is not known exactly what will be prepared, but it is certain that there will be several of them.

Predict the winner of the Mars race

In a few years NASA wants to send a manned mission to Mars. The US space agency is not the only company to have such a plan, so bookmakers from Las Vegas have decided to accept bets on the first person to deliver a man to the surface of the Red Planet.

In the United States, you can assume almost everything, including who will become president. So it is not a big surprise that bookmakers from Las Vegas, the world’s capital of gambling, have begun accepting bets on the expedition to Mars. Anyone willing to bet on one of the few candidates and make good money on it, as long as his chosen one can get there first.

The biggest chance for victory in this race is SpaceX consortium, whose bets are 5 to 1. The height of the win after placing on NASA is in turn 80 to 1, because the bookmakers believe that the private SpaceX consortium, whose president is himself Elon Musk, has motivations and money that others lack. NASA may have the expertise and expertise to perform such missions, but money plays an important role here, and the agency has significantly cut budgets recently.

You can also assume that Europe or China will send the first man to the Red Planet. Bets here are 100 to 1 and 300 to 1 respectively. The best chance is Russia, which is 60 to 1.

Interestingly, the bookmakers also believe that the Mars One initiative, one of the most controversial and questionable projects, is more likely to be successful than NASA because the bets in this case are 15 to 1.